Pat Lencioni

  • Best-Selling Business Author
  • Internationally Recognized Speaker
  • Thought-leader

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of eleven best-selling books with nearly five million copies sold. His capstone book, The Advantage, is the pre-eminent source on organizational health and became an immediate best-seller. After twelve years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. Releasing this year in April, The Ideal Team Player, is a much-anticipated follow-up to his team book.

The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, schools and churches. 

Pat addresses thousands of leaders each year at world-class organizations and national conferences. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events, Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.

Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. Pat Lencioni lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.

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    Business Speakers, Change, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership, Teambuilding

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    California

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Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of eleven best-selling books with nearly five million copies sold. His capstone book, The Advantage, is the pre-eminent source on organizational health and became an immediate best-seller. After twelve years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. Releasing this year in April, The Ideal Team Player, is a much-anticipated follow-up to his team book.

The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, schools and churches. 

Pat addresses thousands of leaders each year at world-class organizations and national conferences. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events, Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.

Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. Pat Lencioni lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.

To book leadership speaker Pat Lencioni call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

The Untapped Advantage of Organizational Health

Addressing the model in his cornerstone book, Pat makes the overwhelming case that organizational health “will surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.” While too many leaders are still limiting their search for advantage to conventional and largely exhausted areas like marketing, strategy and technology, Pat believes there is an untapped gold mine sitting right beneath them. Instead of trying to become smarter, he asserts that leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have. He defines a healthy organization as one with minimal politics and confusion, high degrees of morale and productivity, and low turnover among good people. Drawing on his experience consulting to some of the world’s leading teams and reaffirming many of the themes cultivated in his other best-sellers, Pat reveals the four steps to achieving long-term success.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

According to Pat, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. He makes the point that if you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. Based on the model in his perennial best-seller, Pat uncovers the natural human tendencies that derail teams and lead to politics and confusion in so many organizations. Audience members will walk away with specific advice and practical tools for overcoming the dysfunctions and making their teams more functional and cohesive. 

The Ideal Team Player

 As a follow-up to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni turns his attention to the individual team-member, revealing the three indispensable virtues—humility, hunger and people smarts—that make some people better team players than others. Pat explores the power this combination yields, and illustrates how team members with these traits drastically accelerate the process of building high-performing teams. This approach has served as the basis for hiring and evaluation at his own firm for the past two decades, and now offers an effective method for leaders to identify and cultivate true team players in any organization. Whether you’re a leader striving to bring about a culture of collaboration, a human resources professional looking to recruit real team players, or an employee who simply wants to make yourself a more valuable team-member, this talk will provide insights that can help you change your organization, or your career.

The Truth About Employee Engagement

In this talk, Pat addresses perhaps the most timeless and elusive topic related to work: job misery. He delivers a message that is as revolutionary as it is shockingly simple. He dismantles the root causes of frustration and anguish at work: anonymity, irrelevance and ‘immeasurement.’ In doing so, he provides managers at all levels with actionable advice about how they can bring fulfillment and meaning to any job in any industry. Whether you’re an executive looking to establish a sustainable competitive advantage around culture, a manager trying to engage and retain your people, or an employee who has almost given up on finding fulfillment in your work, this talk will prove immediately invaluable.

Former Chief Operating Officer, The San Francisco 49ers

“I have been to hundreds of league meetings and Pat’s presentation was pure Hall of Fame.”

Willow Creek Association

“Pat was fabulous! He delivered a tour-de-force presentation at our Global Leadership Summit. Thousands of leaders are now the beneficiaries of the high caliber of his work.”

Director, G9 Civil-Military Affairs, 82nd Airborne Division

“Pat was awesome! In my 27 years in the military, I’ve rarely observed guest speakers receive a standing ovation from normally reserved military audiences. Bar none, Pat was the best speaker on leadership that I’ve heard.”

Memphis Grizzlies

"I have been to hundreds of league meetings and Pat’s presentation was pure Hall of Fame!"

Avent, Inc.

"I can honestly say that Pat is the greatest speaker we’ve had the privilege of hearing at Avnet. He entertained us, and he gave us invaluable insight into ourselves and the way we approach our business."

Southwest Airlines

"Pat blew us away! His energy, passion and genuine humor are qualities that truly put him in a class of his own. His session was transformational to our senior leaders."

Announcing Pat Lencioni's New Book: The Ideal Team Player
Thursday, April 14, 2016

I'm excited to tell you about my new book that will be released on April 26th. If you're familiar with The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, you know that I've spent much of my career working with leaders and their teams to improve their behavioral dynamics. A fair question that people have asked me over the years is 'what kind of person is best suited to work on a team, and to inspire and help others overcome the five dysfunctions?' My latest book, The Ideal Team Player, is the answer to that question. 

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Misguided Selflessness
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Being a leader is a lonely job. There is no doubt about that. Anyone running an organization – a corporation, a department within that corporation, a school, a church, a battalion or a local business – must accept the fact that the role they have is often a difficult, sacrificial and solitary one. 

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